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Breath Series: Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age


with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2022

Yes, it’s true, can, literally, breathe new life into our body

Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. To be even more specific, dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train, or how hard you work out, when your breathing gives out - your body follows.

The class is presented as if the student will give themselves at least 3-6 weeks to implement the exercises & techniques.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Exercise for Your Life


with Diana Ward, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Nov 7, 2022 at 8:30 am

Start your day off right! Give yourself a gift this year of “Body RENEWAL.” You will look better, feel better, and your HEART will thank you. This dynamic exercise class is on-going! JOIN ANYTIME! No classes 9/5, 10/10, 11/24, and 1/2.

Social distance is maintained in this class.

Instructor: Diana Ward
Section 1: Mon - Thurs, 8/29 – 11/3, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Section 2: Mon - Thurs, 11/7 - 1/12, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Location: Windham Town Hall Gym
Fee: $70 per section (no senior discount)

Boating Safety (Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
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Boating Safety (Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)

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with Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

Online Boating Courses
Provided by: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Each online course varies in presentation and functionality, providing options that may work better for you. You can begin the course and work at your pace, with the ability to save, and go back to it to fit your schedule. Modules are timed in many cases, and each includes multi-media content including text, pictures, photos, and video content, including quizzes and a final exam. All course options are NASBLA approved and currently meet the Maine standard for course content.

America's Boating Education Course
This course can be completed in any one of three ways: Online or Home study-studying an 80-page course manual or with a CD. Cost is $34.95 charged by the online provider. Certificate provided upon successful completion including a passing score on exam. Click Here to register.

Boat US Foundation Online Course
This is a free course that can be completed online. Provider suggests a $10 donation. Certificate provided upon successful completion including a passing score on exam. Click Here to register.

This course can be completed online. Cost is $34.95 charged by the online provider. Certificate provided upon successful completion including a passing score on exam. Click Here to register.

Boat Tests 101
This course can be completed online. The cost is $24.99 charged by the online provider. Certificate provided upon successful completion including a passing score on exam. Click Here to register.

For other online classes offered by Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, please click on the following link:

Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Educational Programs

Private Ballroom Dance Lessons


with Robin Shaw, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want a personalized dance for it? During your two sessions, one hour each Robin will work with you to choreograph and practice the perfect dance to your song. Smooth soled shoes work best.

Pick the time that works for you and pick your start date.

Day and Times:

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30

Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30

Thursday, 2:30-3:30

Then you pick the date to start.



with Eleanor Pansar, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 10 am

The Grateful Undead helps local people get together to make our older lives more fun. All older folks are invited to get out their walking shoes Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a level walk around the track at the Cornish Fairgrounds, weather permitting. Sadly, dogs are not permitted on the track. Call Eleanor at 207-408-3829 with questions. Please preregister, allowing individuals to be contacted if there is a cancellation.


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Beginner Level Yoga


with Wendy McLoon-Waterman, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Yoga has been shown to have vast health benefits for people of all body types and fitness levels. If you can stretch your muscles, you can do yoga! This six-week series will introduce basic yoga postures (along with modifications) and healthy alignment with some breath work and relaxation/meditation sprinkled in. We will play with linking postures together into a gentle ‘flow’ sequence that will stretch your muscles and relax your mind. As this will be in a virtual format via Zoom, verbal instructions will be replacing any hands-on adjustments. Participants should have a yoga mat or towel and wear clothes that allow for unrestricted movement. Some props that are helpful to have are two yoga blocks, a yoga strap (or scarf, belt or other long piece of fabric), and a folded blanket. A folding chair would be helpful for modifications or balance poses, and wall space nearby can be useful as well. Participants should have the ability to get up and down from the floor fairly easily, and be cleared by a medical professional if there are chronic health issues such as high blood pressure. Wendy McLoon-Waterman is a certified yoga instructor (RYT500) and a member of Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist working with individuals with physical and/or psycho-emotional challenges, and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.



with Linda Holmes, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 5:45 am, runs for 8 weeks

Join in for an hour of power that brings original routines to life using hit music and choreography for all abilities. Rooted in jazz, ballet, and hip-hop, this workout gives you a creative outlet to escape daily stress. Each class is the perfect balance of high cardio and toning to ensure you receive a full-body workout with actual results. SHINE leaves you feeling capable, confident, and connected in a class led by an enthusiastic instructor. Please have water and a towel and wear tennis shoes. No floor or mat work- all dance! No class Oct. 10. Registration closes on 9/8. Preregistration is required to receive online link.

About Linda: Linda Holmes is a Certified Red Cross Swimming Instructor, a Fin Fun Mermaid U Affiliate, AFAA Certified Group Exercise, SHINE Instructor, and has trained as a mermaid in Florida.


Let's Get Fit and Stay Fit (Session 1)


with Donna Abbott, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

*Please bring a floor mat and 1-5 lb. weights. 

This low-impact workout allows you to work at your own pace and level. It is 50-60 minutes of simple moving, with options to add some light weights (or not), use stretch tubing for resistance training and incorporate an abdominal workout and flexibility stretches. Anyone can do this. Class meets two times a week. All levels welcome.  The drop-in fee is $7.00 each class.


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